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LEARN ABOUT SPAIN

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

The Legend of Padrón

STORIES ABOUT SPAIN

The Legend of Padrón

This is a reprint of one of Don's favorite stories, we will be back next month with a new article.

Our modern culture seems to be fascinated with fantasy and legend. There is great interest in the legend of the Holy Grail or Tolkien’s Middle Earth; C.S. Lewis’s Narnia and the Harry Potter series. I wonder how many people realize that the tasty little Padrón...

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About Chocolate from Spain

PRODUCT STORIES

About Chocolate from Spain

Spain is fanatical about its chocolate. Do you really think the Spanish explorers were looking for gold? Well they found it, black gold: delicious cocoa.

Before coffee became ubiquitous across Spain, chocolate was the drink of choice. It all started in 1544 when Dominican friars, accompanied by Mayans from Guatemala, presented containers of frothed chocolate to young Prince Philip, soon...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Galicia

Our family loves to journey to Galicia, a place where we can relax, enjoying life among cordial Celtic fisher folk and those who work the fields and tend the flocks. There is nothing quite like wandering the rias, or fjords, formed by mountain streams as they wend their way to the sea.

We love to drive along the lapping tidelands and the wave-pounded cliffs of Galicia. It is there,...

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The Byways of Galícia

ITINERARIES

The Byways of Galícia

Many people are unaware of this Celtic region in northwest Spain, north of Portugal. With bagpipes, rias / fjords and rolling green hills dotted with cows, Galícia reminds many people of Ireland. The Gallegos are distinct down-to-earth people. There is some evidence that the Celts of the British Isles migrated from this part of Spain. This compact itinerary we found very satisfying. We were in...

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